How Will the Crash of Retail Impact Economy, MH Sale$? MH Industry Market Updates

CNNmoney10.25.2017ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsThere’s a lot of good economic news, as the Daily Business News has reported for months.

But there are also storm clouds on the horizon.  They have and will impact the industry. To learn more, see our spotlight report, further below.

If you’re new, already hooked on our new spotlight feature – or are ready to get the MH professional fever – our headline reports are found further below, just beyond the Manufactured Housing Composite Value for today.

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Selected headlines and bullets from CNN Money:

  • 2017 just set the all-time record for store closings
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  • Could GE get booted from the Dow after 110 years?
  • Trump likes Yellen but wants to make his mark on the Fed
  • Sears revives its classic Wish Book
  • How a 2-person firm won a Puerto Rico power contract
  • NAACP warns black passengers about American Trending
  • IBM doubles paid time off for new parents
  • 4 big takeaways from ‘Davos in the Desert’
  • San Juan mayor: Power contract should be ‘voided’

Selected headlines and bullets from Fox Business:

  • Tax standoff: State and local tax deduction focus of GOP private mtg. Wednesday
  • Trump’s tax bill is a ‘fraud’: Rep. Higgins
  • Dow, S&P 500 register worst day in seven weeks
  • U.S. crude slips on inventory build, gasoline rallies
  • Trump EXCLUSIVE: President blasts Democrats’ dirty dossier play, hints at Fed choice
  • Lawmakers slam ‘boneheaded’ Equifax executives for failing to appear before Congress
  • Uber launches credit card with no fees
  • Are Amazon and Whole Foods having a culture clash?
  • In Corker-Flake-Trump feud, Gary Johnson sides with the senators
  • Questions persevere on Obama-era Uranium One deal


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Today’s markets and stocks, at the closing bell…

S&P 500 2,557.15 -11.98(-0.47%)

Dow 30 23,329.46 -112.30(-0.48%)

Nasdaq 6,563.89 -34.54(-0.52%)

Crude Oil 52.17 -0.30(-0.57%)

Gold 1,278.60 +0.30(+0.02%)

Silver 16.95 -0.01(-0.06%)

EUR/USD 1.1815 0.00(+0.0025%)

10-Yr Bond 2.44 +0.04(+1.58%)

Russell 2000 1,493.48 -6.94(-0.46%)


Manufactured Housing Composite Value


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For all the scores and highlights on tracked manufactured home connected stocks today, see the Bloomberg graphic, posted below.

Today’s MH Market Spotlight Report –


There’s a lot of good economic news, as the Daily Business News has reported for months.

But there are also storm clouds on the horizon.  They have and will impact the industry. To learn more, see our spotlight report, further below.


Hundreds of thousands of manufactured home industry customers work at stores like those that are closing. As the economy is in flux, it will create wrinkles for lenders, communities, retailers. Both problems and opportunities


Just as the hurricanes have impacted manufactured home residents who were working at places harmed by the storms, there is also an impact on the industry’s sellers, communities, lenders and others who serve the public working in retail stores that are suffering through record closures.

Per CNN Money,Since January 1, retailers have announced plans to shutter more than 6,700 stores in the U.S., according to Fung Global Retail & Technology, a retail think tank.”

That beats the previous all-time high of 6,163 store closings, which hit in 2008 amid the financial meltdown, according to Credit Suisse.”

Many are pointing their finger directly at Amazon, and other online retailers.


And this news comes on the week that MHProNews broke the story that Amazon is now selling factory made housing directly to consumers.


The economy is going through a sea change.

Those tidal shifts could be successfully addressed by the Trump Administration, which is working to get tax reform passed that should spur more growth that will counteract the loss of other job.

The need to continue regulatory, tax, health care and other “drain the swamp” reforms in Washington is pressing. The Daily Business News will continue to track, summarize and inform the industry and its investors as these stories develop.

These changes could be positive for the industry in the medium to long run, given the right policies and implementation.  But the reality is that failure to enact parts of the Trump “America First” agenda could deal a series of blows to the industry.

The local news video below paints a quick picture of the pattern which is impacting communities, some likely in or near a market your company serves.

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NOTE: the chart below covers a number of stocks NOT reflected in the Yahoo MHCV, shown above.

NOTE: Drew changed its name and trading symbol at the end of 2016 to Lippert (LCII).



Berkshire Hathaway is the parent company to Clayton Homes21st Mortgage, Vanderbilt Mortgage and other factory built housing industry suppliers.

LCI Industries, Patrick, UFPI and LP all supply manufactured housing.

AMG, CG and TAVFX have investments in manufactured housing related businesses.

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